Author Archives: Uganda 2012

Driving Back to Kampala

Monday, July 9th Today was a travel day for our group as we left the safari grounds for Kampala. We had a later start than usual today, waking up at 9:30. After a delicious breakfast we said goodbye to three … Continue reading

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Ugandan Wildlife

Evening of Sunday, July 8th As our trip nears its end, today was a day full of excitement and discovery. Before waking up at around five o’clock this morning, we had a fun night meeting a group of students from … Continue reading

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Out of Rukungiri and Into the Forest

Morning of Sunday, July 8th We departed from Rukungiri early yesterday morning, and said our final good byes and thank yous to the wonderful staff at Jim’s house, who had made our stay very comfortable. They were also a major … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Bishop’s High School

We started off with breakfast like normal, but today we would not be headed to the school. The morning would include a hike down a long road that was on the inside of a river valley. Last night we chose … Continue reading

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Last Work at Bishop’s High School

So ends our second to last day at the school. Today was our second to last day at the school and also our last day actually working. We woke up bright and early, ready to finish what we had started … Continue reading

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4th of July a Non-Event Here in Uganda

Written on the evening of Wednesday, July 4: It was another exciting day for all of us today.  Luckily, those who were feeling sick yesterday all came to breakfast this morning seeming much more like themselves.  We left for Bishop’s … Continue reading

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Painting and Frisbee

On today’s episode of Uganda, our heroes and their sidekick ventured to Bishop’s High School to finish painting the rooms that they had started on previously. On the trip there, one of the heroes, Peter, risked our lives when a … Continue reading

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Work Day at Bishop’s

Hello! Today we did only a few things but completed a lot of work. The day began relatively early at 7 am. Many of us woke up before the sun rose during our homestays to milk the cows or fetch … Continue reading

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End of Home Stays

Yesterday was a very eventful finish to our last day with our homestay buddies. After sleeping in until about 9 o’ clock, I began the day with morning tea. Malik, Ycar, and their homestays stopped by as we were finishing … Continue reading

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Fishing Village

Today was restful, with all of our students spending time with their hosts as their home stays near their ends. Unfortunately that meant we were not able to gather to celebrate Christina’s birthday so we’ll have to make that up to … Continue reading

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Details to Follow

We spent today on a field trip to a fishing village on Lake Edward. After a long, bumpy, dusty ride and with nothing scheduled for first thing tomorrow, this weary blogger is going to get some sleep and post a … Continue reading

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Painting Day at Bishop’s

We will be going on a field trip tomorrow so today was our last day at school this week. We took full advantage of the time we had to make a great deal of progress on some labor-intensive projects around … Continue reading

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Working at Bishop’s Secondary School

The Sun was shining as the Groton students walked to school with their hosts for the first time and spent this morning exchanging stories of their home stays as they painted a wooden gate and worked with two Bishop’s students to make wooden signs … Continue reading

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First Night of Home Stay

Last night was the first night of our homestays. We loaded up into a van to head to the separate houses. Luckily, mine was nearby. After saying bye to my fellow Groton students, I proceeded into the unknown. Soon after … Continue reading

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Tuesday at Bishop’s

We had another packed day at school, but it’s getting late now so this blogger will keep his summary short and to the point. This morning our students did a great job providing reading help to groups of Bishop’s students in two … Continue reading

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First Day at School

Today was perhaps the most exciting day of the trip to date. I woke up this morning at around seven and prepared for my daily jog. I was joined by Mr. Prockop, Ycar and Christina. As we went further along, … Continue reading

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Second Day in Rukungiri

So ends our second day in Rukungiri. We woke up bright and early today and took a short run down one of the roads leading away from the hotel. Afterwards, we had breakfast and then got on the bus to … Continue reading

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Pictures Now Attached

If you’ve been following this blog, you may want to look back through the previous posts. We’ve worked out our uploading bug so there are now pictures included with everything. Future posts should also include pictures. Back on top of … Continue reading

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2nd day in Uganda- on our way to Rukungiri!

Saturday June 22, 2012 Looking back on the day, it is hard to believe that we are now here, in Rukungiri, the town where we will be staying for the majority of the remaining duration of our trip.  We all … Continue reading

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Day 1, Kampala

Our first day in Uganda has been a full one. Everyone in the group made it to breakfast in the hotel lobby in time for an optional, early outing to a clean, modern shopping center where we changed money and … Continue reading

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On the Ground!

About 25 hours after our first flight was due to leave New York, we’re now settled into our first hotel in Uganda. We’re in the capital city of Kampala, where we will spend two nights before heading to Rukungiri on … Continue reading

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Groton to Uganda 2012 Blog Coming Here Soon!

This is where we’ll be posting updates on our trip as frequently as our internet access allows. Check back soon and often!

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